Schedule//Your future guides for Pause Fest 2016

These events put the Fest in Pause Fest. It's where talks walk the walk and you can physically experience technology in action. Or as House of Pain says, simply 'Get out your seats and jump around'.

Select a day:

General Assembly

Mon 8th // 6:30 - 8:00 pm

Discover Service Design for the Future

General Assembly

Service Design is a well established, yet often misunderstood discipline that focuses on the development of solutions with consideration to all channels and touch points from both a user and organisational perspective.

#Masterclass #Free #Creative #Tech

Yarra River Terrace

Mon 8th - Sun 14th // 9:00am - 11:00pm

Yarra River Listening.

River Listening Project

YARRA RIVER LISTENING can be experienced by walking along the Yarra River with a mobile device and listening to content that is geotagged along the river bank. As you walk along the path, the sounds of river system are layered with sonic art and river stories for Pause delegates to discover between sessions.

#Free #Live-Event #Installation #Creative #Tech

The Big Screen at Federation Square

Mon 8th - Sun 14th // 9:00am - 7:30pm

Discover your future self.

Pause Screening

Pause screenings are a premium selection of the best independent and commercial digital animations, short films and documentaries. In 2016 we partnered with the coolest kids in town, with the likes of Channels, Transitions and WebFest to bring you the great content free to public. Oh yeah, we have a Virtual Reality special surprise for you too!

#Free #Screening #Student

Fracture Gallery

Mon 8th - Sat 13th // 9:00am - 6:00pm

The Leafologists.

Loretta Luxford

Developed for late primary and early secondary school education, the Leafologists program is designed to spark students creativity and curiosity for STEM subjects through an environmental and artistic lens.

#Installation #Free #Student #Live-Event

Beer DeLuxe

Mon 8th - Fri 12th // 10:00am - 8:00pm

Envatalise

Envatalise

Envatalise will feature relaxed daily events, gentle creative challenges, inspiring conversations, tools and toys to play with, peaceful spots to think big picture, and of course, energy sources for those all important phones. Every day there’s a Happy Hour that’s a cross between Apple’s Genius Bar and a yoga retreat. Bring your problems - big or small - and Envato’s posse of creatives and connectors will help you solve them. Click through to see the daily schedule!

#Meet-Up #Masterclass #Free #Talk #Networking #Creative

The Big Screen at Federation Square

Mon 8th - Sun 14th // 12:00pm - 2:30pm

The Best of the WebFest Melbourne.

Webfest

Melbourne WebFest is Australia’s international web series festival, working to honour innovative creators that are transforming the world of entertainment.

#Screening #Free #Student #Creative

The Big Screen at Federation Square

Mon 8th - Fri 12th // 12:00pm - 2:30pm

The Last of Edo.

Pause 2016 Opening Titles - VR Activation

Charge your phone and your imagination for the Pause Fest opening titles, The Last of Edo. In a seriously exciting world first, this year’s titles are in virtual reality. Each day of the festival from 12-2pm under the big screen in the Fed Square, we’ll be powering up this incredible experience. Download the app, then our team and Unofficial Cardboard will do the rest. tHE

#Live-Event #Free #Screening #Student #Creative #Tech #Installation

Deakin Edge

Tue 9th // 9:00am - 6:00pm

Digital Publics: Creative Intervention in Digital Placemaking

Digital Publics: Creative Intervention in Digital Placemaking

Curated by Esther Anatolitis and in partnership with Media Architecture Institute and Federation Square, come and join an all-day symposium investigating how technologies are redefining community engagement and the creation of public space.

#Partner #Live-Event #Creative

The Loop Bar

Tue 9th // 6:30pm - 11:00pm

Motion Responses - Animation breakdowns

C4D Meetup with Simon Bronson

A special get together of the Melbourne AE + C4D group to showcase the Pause Motion Responses from this years batch.

#Talk #Meet-Up #Creative #Free

The Big Screen at Federation Square

Tue 9th - Wed 10th // 7:30pm

Transitions Film Festival Presents: 'Human Face of Big Data' & 'Who Cares'

Transitions Film Festival

The Transitions Film Festival is a visionary festival dedicated to showcasing inspirational documentaries about the social and technological innovations, revolutionary ideas and trail-blazing changemakers that are leading the way to a better world.

#Screening #Student #Creative #Free

Deakin Edge

Wed 10th

A start up within a start up. Mistakes, opportunities and traps.

IE Agency

IE has founded its first successful product over the past year and migrated it out of the business to San Francisco in the US. Central to its success has been the team’s focus on product design and running lean development cycles. Rhys will talk about the market, what it's like to found a company both here in Australia and in the US, and provide some key insights into how you can do it successfully.

Speakers:

Rhys Hayes//

#Creative

Deakin Edge

Wed 10th

Top 10 studios - A Motion Response showcase.

Pause 2016 Motion Response Showcase

Every year we select top ten studios and artists to work collaboratively on the animation project. This is a highly creative and collaborative initiative for any studio that will bond the team and allow ultimate experimentation. It’s a half a year passion project that gets whole world talking, sharing and inspiring.

Speakers:

Territory Studio//Brett Morris and Stephan Panicara//CraveFX//Cyrill Durigon//Dirty Puppet//Mass Motion//Method Studio//Neon Golden//Pixel//Naoko Hara//

#Creative

Deakin Edge

Wed 10th

The X-files of Teenage Engineering.

The X-files of Teenage Engineering.

Come behind the garage door and past the luxury European cars; find out what makes Teenage Engineering tick. Known as one of the most exciting engineering collectives in the world, they’re redefining the creative process. This fascinating inside look will explore how the company is bringing together the physical and digital.

Speakers:

Thomas Howard//

#Creative

Deakin Edge

Wed 10th

My Idea! – Ego, authorship and collaboration in the pursuit of great work.

DT

Tim and Lindsay will explore the moments when we have an idea, find out it’s already been done and then give up altogether. Should we be giving up, seeking collaboration or rethinking the problem? They’ll show examples of DT’s work and sprint process, how the agency collaborates with OpenSource and OpenDesign communities and look in detail at exciting collaborations with The Guardian and GPT/Melbourne Central

Speakers:

Tim Devine//Lindsay Lim//

#Creative

Deakin Edge

Wed 10th

How to design for 50,000 websites at once.

The Grid

We will uncover the hidden formulas that can be applied to speed up any design production. See how a shift in approach can cast a ripple of improvements that help thousands of peoples websites. And, how we can guide Al to make that it happen in second.What about 100k, a million, dare I say it…over a billion. It’s a tantalising prospect, a bit scary and for the skeptics amongst us, seemingly unachievable. So, with the positivity that got us to the moon, let’s peek behind the curtain and take a glimpse at the blossoming relationship between design and A.I. aka “Al” as in short for Alan, thanks @GridBear.

Speakers:

Jon Gold //

#Creative

Deakin Edge

Wed 10th

Irrational Retail and the Science of Buying.

The General Store

Through interactive experiments with the audience, Matt will demonstrate the art of persuasion and the science that guides us as consumers through this process. You’ll experience first hand the biology of decision-making. Ultimately, this underpins the importance of creativity and design to delivering big commercial outcomes. This session will be invaluable for creatives and clients alike, helping to analyse and strengthen all facets of consumer-facing work.

Speakers:

Matt Newell //

#Creative

Deakin Edge

Wed 10th

Get hands-on in the Crumpler kitchen.

Crumpler

Born in Melbourne in 1995, the now iconic Crumpler bag is as eye-catching as it is practical. In this session you’ll be let loose in the Crumper kitchen with a basic pattern, a badge and instructions - all the ingredients to make your own Crumpler bag. See first hand the brand’s process from sourcing material to cutting the pattern, then sewing it all together. This is an exclusive insight into the creative process at Crumpler HQ.

Speakers:

Janis Lacey //Kaine Whiteway //

#Creative

Deakin Edge

Wed 10th

New Frontiers in Female Culture.

Vice Media

Women control $27 billion dollars in discretionary spending and are responsible for 67% of all consumer spending decisions in Australia. Yet 91% of millennial females claim that marketers don’t understand them.With the rise of high profile “femvertising” campaigns overseas it’s about time Australia looked at this huge audience and asks “who is the Aussie broad?” Let’s look beyond bras, selfies, Miley Cyrus and Beyonce – and look into the future of being an Australian female

Speakers:

Alice Kimberley //

#Creative

Deakin Edge

Wed 10th

Pro-tips for Mobile VR Production Workflows.

Ingenuity Studio

Mobile virtual reality has officially hit the mainstream. Platforms are quickly evolving, with many production teams learning as they go. Grant will present a practical guide to mobile pipelines for Cardboard and Unity, including platform specific tips and constraints. This is not-to-be-missed for designers, developers and project managers

Speakers:

Grant Miller//

#Creative

Deakin Edge

Wed 10th

Wally was wrong.

Saffron

In the world we find ourselves living in today, the traditional rules of branding no longer work. This is a world of brands in constant beta, needing to evolve and adapt in anticipation of a future that cannot be known. So how will the creative industry respond? Will it be rendered irrelevant? No. Strategic branding is now more important than ever, just not in the form we were taught it by those who created the discipline.

Speakers:

Luke van O//

#Creative

Deakin Edge

Wed 10th

Social Entrepreneurship Pitchfest

Social Traders Pitch Fest

Calling all social start ups! Present your business model and social impact in 90 seconds and pitch your social enterprise idea to a panel of business and technology experts.

Speakers:

Lisa Boothby //Rohan Workman //Penelope Lewin//

#Creative

Deakin Edge

Wed 10th

Being an Expert at NOT being an expert: protecting your innovative mind.

Finbar O Hanlon

Finbar O’Hanlon is a global technology pioneer and inventor, dubbed by the media as the ‘Rockstar of Technology’. Finbar has been at the forefront of technologies that transform the digital media landscape across the world. He has launched three publicly listed companies and has been granted seven patents. Utilising his remarkably varied experiences in advanced technology and entertainment, Finbar orchestrated Linius - the world’s first video virtualisation engine.

Speakers:

Finbar O Hanlon //

#Creative

Deakin Edge

Wed 10th - Fri 29th

Meet the Expert sessions

Meet the Experts

Open to attendees who have purchased the Ultimate, Professional or Bundle tickets, Meet the Expert sessions are ideal if you want to talk face-to-face, one to one with an expert in your field.

Speakers:

Mariana Acuna//Grant Miller//Iain Nealie //Adriana Gascoigne //Julie Stevanja//Bibop Gabriele Gresta//Anny Havercroft //Chiquita Searle//Andrea Andric//Jeff Woods//Bruce McFarlane//Alex Zaccaria//Mark Hemetsberger//Guy Biran //Jules Lund//Jon Gold //Damian Brander//

Deakin Edge

Wed 10th

Personal Identity x Ideas

Motherbird

How we evolve as people, the experiences we have, the moments we share and the things we endure, all reflect on how we produce ideas. In a homogenised design world where technology is dictating the way we work, we need to be thinkers not doers.

Speakers:

Jack Mussett//

#Creative

Deakin Edge

Wed 10th

The spectrum of storytelling and beyond.

The spectrum of storytelling and beyond

Interactivity provides untold opportunities for storytelling. Three Creative Leaders showcase interactive experiences they create and explore the possibilities to engage audiences. What are the key ingredients, the challenges and the opportunities? What are the Speakers' dreams for interactive storytelling in the future and what will it take to get there?

Speakers:

Joel Beath//James Bush//Chris Panzetta//

#Creative

Deakin Edge Terrace

Wed 10th - Fri 12th // 8:30 am - 5:30 pm

Oracle Wireless Race Track

Oracle Wireless Race Track

Can’t wait for the Melbourne F1 Grand Prix? Oracle will have a set of self-driving toy race cars set up on a racing track where you can control the action from a smart mobile device. Come and experience toy car racing in the digital age mixed with the Internet of Things!

#Live-Event #Installation #Partner #Business #Tech #Creative

Deakin Edge

Wed 10th // 8:50am - 7:00pm

Make Ideas Happen.

Creative Day

Creativity is an experience that needs to live beyond a brief. At the intersection of creative and technology, creatives are redefining the process and how ideas become tangible.

Speakers:

Alice Kimberley //Grant Miller//Matt Newell //Tim Devine//Lindsay Lim//Lauren Argenta//Rhys Hayes//Luke van O//Chris Panzetta//James Bush//Joel Beath//Janis Lacey //Kaine Whiteway //Dave Roper//Jack Mussett//Jon Gold //Finbar O Hanlon //George Hedon//Alison Michalk//Venessa Paech//Thomas Howard//

#Creative

Fed Square Crossbar Building Level 1.

Wed 10th // 12:00pm - 1:30pm

Community Managers are the new CEO's - distributed leadership & the future of work.

Future Culture

Community builders and managers have built a decade of best practice in managing and mobilising humans - catalysing the purposeful and mitigating the destructive.

Speakers:

Venessa Paech//Alison Michalk//

#Workshop #Masterclass #Talk #Partner #Creative

The Cube, ACMI

Wed 10th // 3:00pm - 4:30pm

Battle of The Reels.

The Foundry + Rising Sun Pictures + Tyroe

If you're an aspiring VFX artist, you know your work reel can make or break your career. But what are recruiters are looking for? And how do you incorporate and learn to handle feedback? In this unique session, our industry experts will live-critique a shortlist of 90 second student reels. Get an insider view of what to look out for and why in this free session.

#Masterclass #Creative #Tech #Student #Free

Envato HQ

Wed 10th // 7:00pm - 11:00pm

The Theme is 'Discover'. See you there!

Pause Kick Off Party

Set to be one of the biggest Pause parties yet, we’ve joined forces with Envato to invite all ticket-holders and speakers alike to the official 2016 Kick Off Party.

#Networking #Live-Event #Performance #Free

Deakin Edge

Thu 11th

The security paradox: individual privacy vs. digital driftnets.

The security paradox: individual privacy vs. digital driftnets

Since the 9/11 attacks on the US, Australia has implemented more anti-terrorism laws, and granted more powers to its law enforcement and intelligence agencies than any other democratic nation. Many of those powers operate in the digital realm. Given that we now all live in that digital realm, are the new security powers a reasonably extension of what we had before? Or have we given away too much?

Speakers:

Jon Lawrence//Dr Suelette Dreyfus//Stilgherrian//Angela Daly //

#Tech

Deakin Edge

Thu 11th

Hyperloop: Crowdsourcing the future.

Hyperloop (HTT)

Bibop Gabriele Gresta is considered a worldwide expert in digital media, cross-platform technologies, transportation and finance. He founded Bibop S.p.A., a cross media agency that owns the video-community platform MyCast, Digital Magics Group, a digital media incubator that’s listed on the Italian stock exchange and has started up more than 68 other companies. He partnered with Dirk Ahlborn CEO and Founder of Jumpstarter and he's actively engaged to build Hyperloop Transportation Technologies, the most advanced transportation system ever conceived.And if all that wasn’t enough, as part of the Mato Grosso Bibop produced 21 dance-rap records that hit the top 10 several times, has hosted TV shows for networks like MTV and has acted in two mainstream films

Speakers:

Bibop Gabriele Gresta//

#Tech

Deakin Edge

Thu 11th

The best technology is invisible

DATA61

The best technology is invisible: Reflecting on what customers, employees and people of the future really want (and don’t want) from their gadgets As we become ever more immersed in the digital economy and delve deeper into the virtual world will the marginal value of the real world increase? Will a digitally overwhelmed population want in-person interactions, outdoor & nature experiences and will they increasingly seek out options which deliver authentic sensory perceptions (touch, smell, hearing, seeing, and feeling)? This talk examines the all-important experience factor of the customer, employee and community of the future. It explores a world where we’ve fallen off the top of Maslow’s hierarchy and aren’t really sure what we want anymore

Speakers:

Dr Stefan Hajkowicz//

#Tech

The Cube, ACMI

Thu 11th - Fri 12th

Clemenger Creative Incubator

Clemenger BBDO

Prepare yourself for the dragon’s den, Clemenger style… If your creative tech idea is ready to be brought to life, this is the event for you. You’ll have five minutes to privately pitch your idea to a panel of experts during Pause Fest. Up for grabs is up to $100,000 in agency time across the Clemenger portfolio to be invested at the panel’s discretion.

#Pitch #Tech #Free #Creative

Deakin Edge

Thu 11th

The dependent relationship between technology and creative.

Google

Technology and creative have never been closer, yet it can still be difficult to find the balance between idea and execution. Google Zoo is forging this relationship with the help of the entire Google suite at their fingertips. Creative Director Iain will discuss Zoo’s process and showcase recent work. This year, they launched Pedigree Found, the real time lost dog app that aims to make the lost dog poster a thing of the past.

Speakers:

Iain Nealie //

#Tech

Deakin Edge

Thu 11th

The team of tomorrow - How to structure for product and personal success.

Thoughtworks Tech Talk

Science, Technology, Engineering, Art/Design and Maths are all creative pursuits. Combining these talents allows teams to see further and create winning products. The business case for diversity along demographic lines is clear, but more importantly it's the right thing to do. Discover how to uncover, unleash and take advantage of the diversity of background, talent and creativity in the people around you. And find out what this means for building a high performing product team, talent pools and your own career.

Speakers:

Angela Ferguson//

#Tech

Deakin Edge

Thu 11th

The future of experience in health-tech.

Vinny Panchal, Jack Morton & Telstra

The patient journey is both physical and emotional. From awareness to treatment and adherence, patients are exposed to many experience gaps. Between their expectations and reality this can lead to frustration, disillusionment and even dropping the prescribed treatment. Providing an effective healthcare experience requires the entire organisation (from science through to sales) to understand the patient’s needs. We’ll explore the possibilities.

Speakers:

Vinny Panchal //James Howe//

#Tech

Deakin Edge

Thu 11th

TBA

CultureAmp

TBA

Speakers:

Didier Elzinga //

#Tech

Deakin Edge

Thu 11th

Top Women and Entrepreneurs in Tech

Top Women in Tech Panel

Join Chiquita Searle, Julie Stevanja, Taryn Williams, Kate McKibbin, Bec Derrington and Danielle Lewis for an enlightening panel of being a top woman in the tech and entrepreneurial world & the journeys that got them there.

Speakers:

Chiquita Searle//Danielle Lewis//Julie Stevanja//Taryn Williams//Kate McKibbin//Bec Derrington//

#Business #Tech

Deakin Edge

Thu 11th

Get onboard the SmartCity!

Get onboard the SmartCity

Australia’s population is estimated to reach 62 million people by 2100. What would an Australian SmartCity look like and what are the steps needed to push us into the same direction as Asian and European counterparts? Join an esteemed panel across ICT, Internet of Things and sustainability.

Speakers:

Heath Walker//Catherine Caruana­ McManus//Harley Young//Bonnie Shaw //Markus Geisen //

#Tech

Deakin Edge

Thu 11th

Is this the end or an evolution of humankind?

Artificial Intelligence

What are the social, economic, political and ethical questions that we should ask in the face of rapid growth in AI technology? Does AI represent a brilliant opportunity, or could it be humanity’s last invention?

Speakers:

Bradley Paton//Toby Walsh//Mary-Anne Williams//Joanna L. Batstone//

#Talk #Tech

Deakin Edge

Thu 11th // 8:50am - 7:00pm

Build a successful product.

Tech Day

Without creativity or business, technology is for the sake of technology. But with every exciting step forward, there are new consequences, risks and endless opportunities.

Speakers:

Iain Nealie //Bibop Gabriele Gresta//Vinny Panchal //Adriana Gascoigne //Angela Ferguson//Jon Lawrence//Dr Suelette Dreyfus//Stilgherrian//Catherine Caruana­ McManus//Harley Young//Heath Walker//Chiquita Searle//Julie Stevanja//Taryn Williams//Kate McKibbin//Bec Derrington//Danielle Lewis//Jamie Skella//Didier Elzinga //Dr Stefan Hajkowicz//Toby Walsh//Bradley Paton//Joanna L. Batstone//Mary-Anne Williams//Clarence Cheah//Monica Laurence//James Howe//Angela Daly //George Hedon//

#Tech

The Cube, ACMI

Thu 11th // 10:30am - 11:30am

What should we be more afraid of? Working for robots or the people who designed them?

The Explainers Panel

What should we be more afraid of? Working for robots or the people who designed them? Our expert panel will de-bunk and unpack what it means to live in a world where technology is solving more of our problems than ever before.

#Tech #Workshop #Talk #Free

The Atrium

Thu 11th - Fri 12th // 11:00am - 7:30pm

The selection of best startups.

Pause Startup Expo 2016

Powered by our amazing partners, Australia Post, come and experience one of the true jewels in the Pause Fest crown. The Startup Expo is one of the reasons why the festival has earned its title as the premier creative tech event in the region. Over two huge days you’ll see technological innovations that are reinventing digital life, and meet the inspiring minds behind them. This year’s expo brings to life our theme of #PauseDiscover - meet your future self.

#Expo #Creative #Tech #Business #Free

Deakin Edge

Thu 11th // 12:30pm - 1:00pm

Fashion Fades, Style is Eternal - What are the Fundamental Technology Outcomes for your Digital Journey?

Oracle

What’s the latest and greatest in digital technology? Are our competitors doing more than we are? Are we being disrupted?

Speakers:

Clarence Cheah//

#Tech #Talk

Collective Campus

Thu 11th // 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

Why The Lean Startup Changes Everything

Collective Campus

In this 1-hour introductory workshop, you will receive an overview of the entire lean start-up process and supporting tools, backed by real-world case studies and hands-on activities. You will also be left with a small experiment to test the merits of the lean start-up in your workplace.

#Satellite Event #Workshop #Public #Creative #Tech #Business

Deakin Edge

Thu 11th // 1:00pm - 1:30pm

Building Better Products by Building a Better Startup

Contact Light

Having observed many failings of culture and product during his 15 years amidst organisations big and small, from consultant to a director at an ASX 100, Jamie asked himself how he would do things differently when he co-founded Contact Light. Find out how one of Australia’s most progressive startups is succeeding as a results-only distributed team, with mantras such as "don’t set an alarm” and “work when you want". Jamie will walk us through the leadership philosophy and tools that makes this way of working possible, as well as reveal some of the groundbreaking technology they’ve patented along the way.

Speakers:

Jamie Skella//

#Tech

The Henley Club

Thu 11th // 6:00pm - 8:30pm

How to Build an Innovative Whisky Brand

Starward Whiskey

Join founder of Melbourne’s own STARWARD whisky for a casual nip of locally crafted whisky and discuss how to successfully fuse innovation with age old tradition. Hear first-hand how David Vitale went from e-learning professional to buying a still, renting an airport hangar and starting a new age whisky company.

#Meet-Up #Satellite Event #Masterclass #Networking

Yoke Studio

Thu 11th // 6:30pm-9:30pm

A Brief Night 5.

Yoke

A Brief Night is a free hands-on design event series aimed at design graduates, juniors and aspiring designers. The idea behind the event is to try and bridge the gap between education and industry by showing what it’s like to be a designer in a working studio - warts and all.Forget your ideals, here you won’t have months, weeks or even days to research, revise and revisit your design work.

#Workshop #Creative #Student #Free

Deakin Edge

Thu 11th // 6:30pm - 7:00pm

Building your own, authentic brand.

Girls In Tech

Whether or not you have purposefully cultivated your personal brand through social media, it exists nonetheless. Our digital footprints span our professional and personal lives and are highly accessible. According to an AVG study, 92% of children under the age of two already have a digital footprint. So the question is no longer if you have a personal brand, but if you choose to cultivate and leverage it. Adriana Gascoigne will challenge you to think about what you want people to associate with you when they hear your name

Speakers:

Adriana Gascoigne //

#Tech

IE Agency

Thu 11th // 6:00pm - 10:00pm

Silicon Block Party

IE Agency

After a year of mixing with the biggest and best, IE is proud to present the Silicon Block Party, their own version of an industry event with all the bells and whistles.

#Creative #Live-Event #Meet-Up #Networking #Satellite Event #Free

The Cube, ACMI

Thu 11th // 6:30pm - 8:00pm

From here to VR.

The Foundry

The Foundry presents a short, intensive course designed to get you better acquainted with the exciting world of VR. We’ll take a look at the various types of headsets; the differences between AR and VR; VR cinematography; live-action versus real-time and games applications; VR content creation; and virtual pipelines. Proudly presented in partnership with ACMI and The Foundry.

#Bootcamp #Tech #Creative #Free

TBC

Thu 11th // 7:00pm - 1:00am

Unforgettable Melbourne nights.

Pause Partyland

From networking breakfasts to late-night parties, Pause events and meetups are your chance to kick back, grab a drink or a bite to eat, and get to know your fellow attendees.

#Networking #Meet-Up #Live-Event #Free

Deakin Edge

Fri 12th

The Foundation for Young Australians and the future of work.

FYA Panel

At FYA we believe young people are not a problem to be helped or solved. In fact we believe just the opposite. Young people are ambitious, creative and capable of rethinking the world and solving tomorrow’s problems today. And can do it all with a social conscience that will let them build a better world in the process.

Speakers:

Andrew Brough//Jacob Lindsay//

#Business

Deakin Edge

Fri 12th

So uncool it's cool: The Natural Tension of The Library.

State Library Of Victoria

The future shape and role of libraries continues to be extremely topical. Ironically, libraries have always evolved - but public perception of them has not kept up. There is a natural tension between perception and reality that makes this topic as much about digital disruption as it is about the physical library.

Speakers:

Justine Hyde//Peter McMahon//

#Business

Deakin Edge

Fri 12th

TBA

Mediacom

TBA

Speakers:

Anny Havercroft //

#Business

Deakin Edge

Fri 12th

Modularity.

Inlight

The topic will focus on de-risking complex digital transformations by adopting a modular approach. The presentation will reference a recent case study in which ahm re-platformed and uplifted it’s digital capability using this approach.

Speakers:

Laura Chisholm//

#Business

Deakin Edge

Fri 12th

Start-ups are now big business. Can big business please start-up?

FutureBrand & BCGDV Digital Ventures

Businesses of all shapes and sizes are now looking to foster innovation in ways that enable them to regain the initiative and rethink their customer relationships. Not merely because the competitive threat has raised the start-up stakes higher than ever, but more so because bigger businesses are slowly coming to realise they already have what so many start-ups are trying to acquire: large customer bases (and often loyal ones, at least for now) and established brands.

Speakers:

Richard Curtis //Vanessa Wolfe- Coote//Craig Boshier//

#Business

Deakin Edge

Fri 12th

Zen and the art of the modern workplace.

Calder Consultants

The way we physically work is changing faster than ever and it’s irreversible. While we can work leaner thanks to cloud capabilities, employee expectations are also shifting. So how do we build spaces to satisfy all needs? James will discuss the new models of workspaces and how we shouldn’t fear, but embrace the possibilities of enriching our lives through our work with others, in spaces that are good for the soul.

Speakers:

James Calder//

#Business

Deakin Edge

Fri 12th

Looking from the inside-out - Lessons from Telstra’s digital transformation.

Fjord & Telstra

Telstra partnered with Fjord to look at how a digital ecosystem can help to transform not only the experience for their customers, but also their workforce. These are two sides of the same coin - employees deliver the service experiences Telstra’s customers have, so how do we support these employees to do and be their best? The team will share and discuss specific examples, challenges, insights and honest stories of service design methodologies as the basis for business transformation

Speakers:

Bronwyn van der Merwe//Chris Wood//

#Business

Deakin Edge

Fri 12th

Music Streaming in the Creative Economy.

Pandora

Whilst music has remained central to the lives of almost all, consumption patterns and distribution have shifted significantly. Australia is seen as a leading light in terms of music streaming and live performances, bringing us a crowded services market and not enough consumers. This session will discuss the music streaming landscape, where everybody fits in and how it will play out in the years to come. Jane will talk specifically about the role of Pandora streaming radio in connecting bands, brands and fans, diversifying business.

Speakers:

Jane Huxley //

#Business

Deakin Edge

Fri 12th

Understanding the psychology of the online shopper.

GMG

Beyond user journeys, cookies and optimising checkouts, do you really understand the frame of mind of the online shopper? There are still significant gaps in what we know about what influences buyers beyond the screen - from product reviews to lag times and even hidden charges. Tom will dissect the fact from the fiction and uncover how online conversion really works.

Speakers:

Tom Green//

#Business

Deakin Edge

Fri 12th

Big Data and You: Four Ways to Use Data Every Day.

Tableau

Go beyond data jargon and find out how to incorporate it in your daily life in four meaningful ways: Storytelling in both work and personal life, collecting and analysing data to learn more about yourself, to enhance your interests and hobbies and to better understand your social media and online engagement.

Speakers:

Nigel Mendonca//

#Business

Deakin Edge

Fri 12th

Zen and the art of the modern workplace.

Atlassian

The way we physically work is changing faster than ever and it’s irreversible. While we can work leaner thanks to cloud capabilities, employee expectations are also shifting. So how do we build spaces to satisfy all needs? James will discuss the new models of workspaces and how we shouldn’t fear, but embrace the possibilities of enriching our lives through our work with others, in spaces that are good for the soul.

Speakers:

Courtney Clapper//

#Business

The Cube, ACMI

Fri 12th // 7:30am - 9:00am

Pause Official Business Breakfast with Adriana Gascoigne and Bibop Gresta.

Pause Business Breakfast

Bibop Gresta, COO and Chief at Hyperloop Transportation Technologies, and Adriana Gascoigne Founder and CEO of Girls in Tech are two of the most interesting tech minds of today. Over a delicious fully-catered breakfast, hear about their inspiring ideas and how they’re working to truly change the future. Pause Fest are excited to be able to offer you an exclusive audience with Bibop and Adriana.

Speakers:

Adriana Gascoigne //Bibop Gabriele Gresta//

#Talk #Networking #Business

Deakin Edge

Fri 12th // 8.50am - 7.30pm

Master Disruption.

Business Day

Moments of change can define a business. Digital disruption is both a threat and an opportunity and innovation is no longer optional. But how can the old and new exist in harmony?

Speakers:

Chris Wood//Bronwyn van der Merwe//Peter McMahon//Justine Hyde//Nigel Mendonca//Tom Green//Anny Havercroft //Jane Huxley //Craig Boshier//Richard Curtis //Vanessa Wolfe- Coote//James Calder//Courtney Clapper//James Law//Tony Lee//Sina Kresse//Andrew Brough//Jacob Lindsay//Jillian Kenny//Dirk van Lammeren//Laura Chisholm//James Edwards //George Hedon//

#Business

Deakin Edge

Fri 12th // 9:00am - 9:30am

People Power - How do you create experiences people love in your organisation

Envato

At Envato we realise there is no point having an HR function that doesn't listen so we have tried to create as many channels as possible for people to speak there minds, and given one of our values is Tell it Like It Is, they sure do speak their minds!

Speakers:

James Law//

#Business

Deakin Edge

Fri 12th // 9:30 am - 10:30 am

Stories from the frontline - Surviving and thriving through business transformation

Stories from the frontline - Surviving and thriving through business transformation

Research has shown that two of the things that can genuinely make a difference to a business are great leadership and the ability to innovate. And yet, a recent Microsoft report into Australian businesses showed that 67 per cent of companies “did not have the right culture to drive innovation”. But what does the “right culture” look like? Transformation is a primal desire but when it comes to technology what does human transformation look like?

Speakers:

Sina Kresse//Tony Lee//Mark Cowan //

#Business

The Cube, ACMI

Fri 12th // 9:30am-10:30am

The Evolution of Business: Why you need to “get on the good train” in the 21st century

The Evolution Of Business

55% of global consumers are making choices based on how much the company is contributing to social or environmental issues, and will pay more for products and services which do this. 50% of the global workforce seeks work that is personally fulfilling and has a greater purpose. In 2016, "meaning" is the new currency of employees and consumers alike.

#Live-Event #Business #Free #Talk

Deakin Edge

Fri 12th // 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

How is Creativity Driving Innovation in Australia and New Zealand?

Clemenger BBDO Panel

The explosion of new tools and technologies is giving us unprecedented ability to take creativity from abstract ideas to scalable, purpose-built reality. More than that, though, we’re just beginning to realise the potential for creativity to impact and reinvent practically every aspect of brand and business - opening up new products, services and experiences along the way.

Speakers:

Debbie Laing //Gavin Becker //Sam Cockfield //John Scott //Michael Hauser //

#Business #Talk

The Cube, ACMI

Fri 12th // 4:30pm - 5:30pm

Creating the X-factor in innovation for better businesses

2 Square Pegs

Diversity is the X-factor in business success. Why? Because diversity breeds innovation. And innovation breeds business success.

Speakers:

Trang Du//

#Free #Business #Tech

Deakin Edge

Fri 12th // 6:00pm - 6:30pm

Australia Post’s moment to pause – evolving an Australian icon for a digital age

Australia Post

Australia Post is making the most of digital disruption opportunities by transforming its brand and culture to deliver eCommerce, foster entrepreneurship and invest in innovations that make customers’ lives simpler.

Speakers:

Dirk van Lammeren//

#Business

Beer DeLuxe

Sat 13th

Fitzroy Innovation Jam Project.

Thoughtworks

In summer 2015/16, two design consultants set out to take the same tools and techniques used by startups and CEOs, and put them into the hands of people who can really change the world.

#Tech #Talk #Free

Beer DeLuxe

Sat 13th // 9:00am - 1:00pm

The Explainer Video Explained!

Tania Sheward & Spendlove and Lamb

Well-crafted video is a powerful way to share a new concept with an audience. There is no shortage of innovative products and services coming on the market, and engaging potential clients with your vision is crucial to introducing your product to the market.

Speakers:

Tania Sheward//Megan Davis //

#Workshop

Arts Centre Melbourne

Sat 13th // 10:30am - 12:30pm

A Morning with Teenage Engineering.

Pause + Art Centre Melbourne

Get hands on with with Teenage Engineering's products with Head of Mechanical Engineering, Thomas Howard.

Speakers:

Thomas Howard//

#Creative #Tech #Masterclass #Student

The Cube, ACMI

Sat 13th // 11:00am - 12:00pm

Ready, Set, Event!: Event Management Best Practice Workshop.

Eventbrite

Ask anyone in-the-know and they’ll tell you that event management is a lot harder than it looks. A lot. So this is your chance to get a ‘best of’ and learn from the pros at Eventbrite and find out all the best practice tips and tricks from event sign up to bump out.

#Business #Talk #Free

The Cube, ACMI

Sat 13th // 4:30pm - 5:30pm

Rebuilding Citizenship in the 21st Century.

Code for Australia

What if a government website could be designed for its users, and by its users? On 13th February, join public servants and community members to write content for The Neighbourhood Justice Centre’s new beta website.

#Tech #Talk #Free

1000 Pound Bend

Sat 13th // 8:00pm - 1:00am

Go out with the bang! Future Fever style!

Pause 2016 Closing Party

This will be the tech party of the year, with the theme Future Fever as your inspiration.

#Networking #Live-Event #Meet-Up #Performance